Category Archives: Information

DMARC change to mailman lists

DMARC is a technology designed to combat forged email coming from senders other than those who are entitled to send as a particular domain. Unfortunately there are times where you may want to legitimately “forge” the sender address of an … Continue reading

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Shut down of Informatics servers at KB

To improve the resilience of the services hosted in the JCMB server room, a new Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is being installed to cover the whole room. Unfortunately this work needs the power to be switched off for a period … Continue reading

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Making your website HTTPS

For a few years now, modern browsers like Chrome, Firefox and Edge have been warning as “insecure”, web sites that are served as plain text over HTTP (port 80). Google blog article – https://blog.google/products/chrome/milestone-chrome-security-marking-http-not-secure/ Informatics are working through making all … Continue reading

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Switch to EdPrint

As announced on sys-announce we will shortly be migrating all the existing Informatics cloud printers to the EdPrint system. The blurb from Information Services: What’s happening and when? Information Services is launching EdPrint over the next few months, a major … Continue reading

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MacOS 11 Big Sur and AuriStor AFS Client

Apple are expected to announce the availability of MacOS 11, Big Sur, shortly. Unfortunately this sees a change to kernel module loading that will stop the existing AuriStor AFS kernel modules loading and so AuriStor client version 0.198 (and earlier)  … Continue reading

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Security of shared web services

As the likes of homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk and groups.inf.ed.ac.uk are shared user services, anyone using some sort of authentication/authorisation to restrict access, has to trust the other users of those web services. A lot of the web’s security model relies on the … Continue reading

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